Whilst the sun is still out and it feels like summer there’s no denying that a crisp glass of rosé wine can hit the spot like nothing else. We spoke to Mathieu Crosnier, winemaker for Domaine du Grand Mayne since 2011, and General Manager of the company in France, down at the vineyard, about the things he likes to eat with Domaine de Grand Mayne’s glorious 2014 Rosé.
“Many things can be good with rosé”, said Mathieu. “One of my favourite things to eat is late summer tomatoes. And whilst I wouldn’t normally recommend an English chef over a French recipe, this Tomato Tart by Jamie Oliver is really great and easy to make. This beautiful tomato tart also works well with our 2014 Sauvignon.
“If you’re after something a bit more summery, however, you can also add a bit more mustard on the pastry and even some thin, dry ham on the top. Some of my favourite types of tomatoes to eat with rosé wine include Heart of Ox, pineapple tomatoes, Green Zebra, Rose de Berne, Black Krim and small cherry tomatoes.
But if you’re after something with rather more punch, to go with your rosé wine then, for me, Prawns a la Plancha is perfect. Sitting out in the evening sun with a large plate of this and an even larger glass of Domain de Grand Mayne 2014 Rosé? What could be better in life?”
You can read more about our rosé wine here… and whilst it says it can be kept for one or two years, we suspect it won’t see out the summer, once you taste it!